Extreme sensitivity to bee pollen?
I purchased some bee pollen from a bee keeper in Door County. I have always wanted to try it and read that it was a "super food." I started with one granule and worked my way up, as recommended. However, by about 13 granules I realized I was having trouble sleeping. I took the pollen in the morning, also as recommended, so it took me a while to figure out the connection. I was NOT drinking coffee at the time, although I have taken pollen granules and coffee at the same time. Currently, I only take about 5 granules per day. I am an off again/on again coffee drinker. This 5 granules is fine for me, not causing sleeplessness. I want to explore some of the other bee products, and am especially wondering if they help with hot flashes. I am trying to give up coffee completely, because I think it exacerbates brain fog, weight gain, sleeplessness, and hot flashes. SO . . . here is my real curiousity. I can't imagine that anyone taking a whole teaspoonful of bee pollen, much less two teaspoonfuls, isn't so energetic they are actually flying around like a bee. Are some people just more sensitive to its energy-producing effects than others?
P.S. -- I love how long, strong, and beautiful it makes my hair and, especially, my nails.
Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me. You are exactly right - everyone tolerates bee pollen at different amounts. Now, you seem to be very sensitive. In fact, I have never encountered someone who can only take 5 granules per day due to sleeplessness! So you now have the record! ;) For example, I regularly take 2 full tablespoons per day and have no insomnia issues. But that is ok. Stick with the dose that works for you.
I would suggest trying 2 things for hot flashes. Royal jelly is very good for any type of hormonal issue so give our capsules a try. I'd recommend trying it with the MenoSmart product we sell. You can find it here:
Bee healthy ~ Angela